What better way is there to welcome incoming students to campus than with a smile and a helping hand, making the Move-In process a little easier? Move-In volunteers provide a valuable service to our new incoming students and offer a warm welcome to our campus. Whether you are an individual, student organization, local business, faith-based, or civic group, help us welcome the incoming class to campus as a Move-In Volunteer!

  • Volunteers receive a t-shirt to wear identifying them as a Move-In volunteer
  • Volunteers working shifts until noon will receive a free lunch

Are you a UA student? A member of a student organization? In addition to the above, you can receive SLPro hours and funding for your registered student organization.

We ask volunteers to sign up for one (or more) 4 hour shift during the following dates/times. All Move-In Volunteers will attend a mandatory meeting before their first shift. The meeting is built into the shifts listed below. Student volunteers may only work on behalf of one student organization per shift. We provide more details once you are confirmed as a Move-In Volunteer.

  • Thursday, August 8
    8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

    1 p.m. – 5 p.m.


    Friday, August 9
    8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

    1 p.m. – 5 p.m.


    Friday, August 16
    8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

    1 p.m. – 5 p.m.


    Saturday, August 17
    8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

    1 p.m. – 5 p.m.


    Sunday, August 18
    1 p.m. – 5 p.m.


If I volunteer, what will I be doing?  We need your help with:

  • Welcoming residents and their families to facilitate a smooth transition from arrival to the unloading zone
  • Working alongside UA personnel to help parents/residents unload personal items from vehicles into moving carts
  • Providing assistance with the transition between unloading zones and the resident’s room

Volunteer now!
For questions, contact Amanda Collins-Sims: amanda.g.collins@ua.edu or moveinhelp@ua.edu.